Integrated Taxonomic Information System - Report

Go to Print Version

Motacilla  Linnaeus, 1758
Taxonomic Serial No.: 178475

(Download Help) Motacilla TSN 178475

 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): Wagtails [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2013   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassAves  – Birds, oiseaux  
                         OrderPasseriformes  – Perching Birds, passereaux  
                            FamilyMotacillidae Horsfield, 1821 – Pipits, Wagtails  
                               GenusMotacilla Linnaeus, 1758 – Wagtails  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Motacilla aguimp Temminck, 1820 – African Pied Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla alba Linnaeus, 1758 – Lavandera blanca, White Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla capensis Linnaeus, 1766 – Cape Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla cinerea Tunstall, 1771 – Gray Wagtail, Grey Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla citreola Pallas, 1776 – Citrine Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla clara Sharpe, 1908 – Mountain Wagtail, Grey-backed Wagtail, Long-tailed Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla flava Linnaeus, 1758 – Yellow Wagtail, Western Yellow Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla flaviventris Hartlaub, 1860 – Madagascar Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla grandis Sharpe, 1885 – Japanese Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla maderaspatensis Gmelin, 1789 – White-browed Wagtail, Large Pied Wagtail 
                                  Species Motacilla samveasnae J. W. Duckworth, Alstrom, P. Davidson, T. D. Evans, C. M. Poole, T. Setha & R. J. Timmins, 2001  
                                  Species Motacilla tschutschensis Gmelin, 1789 – Alaska Wagtail 

  Expert: Alan P. Peterson, M.D.  
  Notes: PO Box 1999 Walla Walla, Washington 99362-0999   
  Reference for: Motacilla    
  Expert: Richard C. Banks  
  Notes: Chief, Bird Section, U.S.G.S. - B.R.D. - P.W.R.C.   
  Reference for: Motacilla    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Motacilla   
  Source: Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource, 2011.12.31, website (version 31-Dec-11)  
  Acquired: 2012   
  Notes: "Zoonomen - Zoological Nomenclature Resource" maintained by Alan P. Peterson at   
  Reference for: Motacilla   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, and A. L. Gardner  
  Publication Date: 1987   
  Article/Chapter Title: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Resource Publication, no. 166   
  Page(s): 79   
  Publisher: United States Department of the Interior Fish and Wildlife Service   
  Publication Place: Washington, D.C., USA   
  Reference for: Motacilla   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division:    






 Subordinate Taxa  Rank  Verified Standards Met  Verified Min Standards Met  Unverified Percent Standards Met

A gray graphic bar
Search on:  Any Name or TSN  Common Name  Scientific Name  TSN

Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. However, it is not a legal authority for statutory or regulatory purposes. While every effort has been made to provide the most reliable and up-to-date information available, ultimate legal requirements with respect to species are contained in provisions of treaties to which the United States is a party, wildlife statutes, regulations, and any applicable notices that have been published in the Federal Register. For further information on U.S. legal requirements with respect to protected taxa, please contact the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

A gray bar